Reports are suggesting that Google is planning on adding an Intel processor to future versions of its wearable Glass device. The new model will apparently be released in 2015. Texas Instruments currently manufacture the chip that powers the device, but The Wall Street Journal are claiming that Google are on the cusp of switching suppliers.
The report also suggests that Google Glass will be targeted at hospitals, with the search giant have already announced their Glass at Work scheme. It’s thought that Intel have been planning on entering the wearable tech market for a number of years. The company already provides parts for its Nexus Player. Consumer models of Google Glass are still not on sale. The device is currently still currently in its Explorer prototype phase.
Google Glass is a wearable device that features an optical head-mounted display. It shows information in a hands-free format. It is described by Google as “smart eyewear that helps you get exactly what you want, in the moment”, allowing users to “search, photos and videos, messaging, apps and more”, although it has been criticized for its potential to infringe on people’s privacy.
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